DRC has a priority of assuring that federal and state Medicaid services, especially those designed to meet the needs of long-term impairments, are available to all eligible individuals. Services, when made available and delivered appropriately, not only prevent deterioration and dependence, but promote enhanced independence and productivity and overall quality of life.

On July 1, 2017, the Medicaid waiver that allows elderly and adults with physical disabilities to remain in the community was renewed for five more years. The Choices for Independence (CFI) waiver now includes some new and important changes. In addition to the services previously covered, the renewed CFI waiver now allows participants to direct their own services and obtain supported employment services. In addition, the waiver will now pay for non-medical transportation as well as provide respite coverage for 30 days per year rather than 20 days. Finally, lifetime service limits for Environmental Accessibility Adaptations and Specialized Medical Equipment have been changed to 5-year service limits of $15,000 and now includes vehicle modifications.


Just Like Home: An Advocate’s Guide to Consumer Rights in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services, from Justice in Aging

Medicaid Home Health Services – can they take place outside the home?

November 2012: Important hearing decision supporting the right to live in the community (Choices for Independence Program)

December 2011: Fair Hearing Rights Under Medicaid, by Michelle Winchester, J.D., Health Policy Analyst

Disabilities Rights Center Presents: Medicaid for Employed Adults with Disabilities in streaming video

5-24-10 What are my Rights When  Applying for and Receiving Medicaid Waiver Services?

NH DHHS webpage on Medicaid

DHHS Office of the Ombudsman - for complaints about DHHS services